Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]
The number registered throughout the year was 393;
this includes 25 residents of Acton who died in Public Institutions
outside the Parish. They comprised 187 Males and 206 Females.
The annual death rate calculated upon a population of 27,600 was
14 2 per thousand, as against 18.6 in 1893, the lowest since 1890.
There were 19 inquests held.
The average death rate for London was 17.4 per
thousand, against 21.1, 20-3 and 20.9 in the three preceding
The following table shows the various ages at which death occurred in the District.
|Under 1 year||134||...||Under 5||191|
|1 year and under 5||57|
|5 ,, ,, 15||13||...||Over 5||202|
|15 ,, ,, 25||18|
|25 ,, ,, 65||107|
|65 and upwards||64||393|
The following table compares the death rate of children
under one year per thousand registered births, and the birth rate
for the last eight years.